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Friday, June 15, 2012



Streamer City

The following pitchers are generally available in over 50 percent of fantasy leagues and have favorable match-ups this week:

American League

Tuesday, 6/19: Scott Feldman @ SD
The Rangers lefty currently sits with an 0-6 record and ugly 6.50 ERA, but a 13/1 K/BB ratio in his last two starts suggests he's been better than the results, and he should fare well in Petco.

Wednesday, 6/20: Jarrod Parker vs. LAD
Parker has been tough to solve in Oakland, where he owns a 1.59 ERA and has held opposing hitters to a .197 average.

Thursday, 6/21: Francisco Liriano @ PIT
Liriano has been feasting on weak competition lately. He should have little trouble keeping it up against the lousy Pittsburgh offense.

National League

Tuesday, 6/19: Travis Wood @ CWS
Wood's solid peripherals belie his mediocre overall numbers, and the White Sox have been noticeably worse against lefties this year.

Wednesday, 6/20: Nathan Eovaldi vs. OAK
The young Dodger has logged a quality start three times in four turns and hasn't allowed more than two earned runs in an outing.

Friday, 6/22: Clayton Richard vs. SEA
Richard is money in his home park, with a 2.72 ERA and 1.08 WHIP in six starts.

Total Games

American League

6: BAL, BOS, CLE, CWS, DET, KC, LAA, MIN, NYY, OAK, SEA, TB, TEX, TOR

National League

6: ARI, ATL, CHC, CIN, COL, HOU, LAD, MIA, MIL, NYM, PHI, PIT, SD, SF, STL, WAS

Lefty/Righty Breakdowns

American League

BAL: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
BOS: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CLE: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
CWS: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
DET: 6 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
KC: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
LAA: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
MIN: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
NYY: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
OAK: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
SEA: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
TB: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
TEX: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
TOR: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
 
National League

ARI: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
ATL: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
CHC: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
CIN: 6 vs. RHP, 0 vs. LHP
COL: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
HOU: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
LAD: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
MIA: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
MIL: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
NYM: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
PHI: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
PIT: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
SD: 5 vs. RHP, 1 vs. LHP
SF: 4 vs. RHP, 2 vs. LHP
STL: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP
WAS: 3 vs. RHP, 3 vs. LHP

The Infirmary

You can get a full listing of injured players at Rotoworld's Injury Page but here's the latest on a few prominent players who have been out of action:

Endy Chavez: Out until late June (hamstring)
Ian Stewart: Out indefinitely (wrist)
Drew Smyly: Out until late June (finger)
Felipe Paulino: Out until late June (groin)
P.J. Walters: Out until late June (shoulder)
Cesar Izturis: Out until late June (hamstring)
Mike Carp: Out until July (shoulder)
Luke Scott: Out until late June (back)
Alexi Ogando: Out until July (groin)
Kyle Drabek: Out indefinitely (elbow)
Brandon Morrow: Out indefinitely (ribs)



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Nick Nelson is a frequent contributor to Rotoworld's baseball coverage and regularly blogs about the Minnesota Twins at Twins Daily. Follow him on Twitter at nnelson9.
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